Debate on War Crimes and Torture: Should High Government Officials Be Investigated and Prosecuted

Michael Ratner, President, Center for Constitutional Rights and Author, “The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld: A Prosecution by Book”

Stuart Taylor, Columnist, National Journal and Contributing Editor, Newsweek

MODERATOR: David Vladeck, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

Ratner’s new book, “The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld,” lays out the evidence that high-level officials of the Bush administration ordered, authorized, implemented and permitted war crimes, in particular the crimes of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. Ratner and Taylor will make their respective cases for and against Rumsfeld and other officials in the Bush administration.

This event is sponsored by the Georgetown Law Supreme Court Institute.